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Lone Star (1952)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, History  |  8 February 1952 (USA)
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Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereux Burke back home on a mission to facilitate Sam Houston's drive for U.S. statehood.

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Devereaux Burke
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Martha Ronda
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Thomas Craden
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Minniver Bryan
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Anthony Demmet
James Burke ...
Luther Kilgore
William Farnum ...
Tom Crockett
Lowell Gilmore ...
Captain Elliott
Moroni Olsen ...
Russell Simpson ...
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Mizette
Lucius Cook ...
Seth Moulton
Ralph Reed ...
Bud Yoakum
Ric Roman ...
Gurau
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Storyline

Rip-roaring big star, big budget semi-historical story about cattle baron Devereaux Burke, who is enlisted by an aging Andrew Jackson to dissuade Sam Houston from establishing Texas as a republic. Burke must fight state senator Thomas Craden, in the process winning the heart of Craden's newspaper-editor girlfriend Martha Ronda. Written by Lew Amack (LAlawMedMBA@aol.com)

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The Battle for Texas and the Battle of the Sexes! See more »


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8 February 1952 (USA)  »

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Estrela do Destino  »

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Trivia

Lionel Barrymore's last movie. He had previously played U.S President Andrew Jackson in The Gorgeous Hussy (1936). Beulah Bondi, who plays Minniver Bryan, played Jackson's wife, Rachel Jackson, in the previous film. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, they use pistols and rifles that did not exist at the time Texas entered the union. See more »

Quotes

Tom Crockett: [to Craden] You're a fool, Tom, but a fool with courage.
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Referenced in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

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Moonlight Is Meant for Lovers
Sung by Ava Gardner
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not bad
1 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

A movie set in 1845 Texas that deals with Texas either joining the union or going off and becoming an independent republic. Lionel Barrymore plays Andrew Jackson is who for joining the union and so is Clark Gable. Broderick Crawford and Ava Gardner want Texas to become an independent and Crawford wants to be the leader. Both sides are waiting for what Sam Huston has to say, but he is out helping the Indians form a peace treaty. Crawford is willing to do anything to get what he wants and Gardner begins to fall for Gable. At the end, of course, there is a big battle between Gable and Crawford's army and then a fight between the two of them. Clark Gable is the same as always and Broderick Crawford is miscast in this role. Ava Gardner is only OK and Lionel Barrymore is only in two scenes.


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